Vicci

Vicci

by Vicci Martinez
     
 

Though Vicci Martinez did not win The Voice back in 2011, she managed to secure herself a record deal on Universal Republic, the launching pad for Javier Colon and Dia Frampton, who were the winner and runner-up, respectively, on the program the year she competed. Rather than rush an album out like theSee more details below

Overview

Though Vicci Martinez did not win The Voice back in 2011, she managed to secure herself a record deal on Universal Republic, the launching pad for Javier Colon and Dia Frampton, who were the winner and runner-up, respectively, on the program the year she competed. Rather than rush an album out like the two other break-out stars of the program's first season, Martinez took the time to write on her own album, and collaborate with rock producers such as Peter Svensson and Tim Pagnotta, and the result is easily the most enjoyable and enduring album of the three releases. Martinez has already recorded considerably more music than most artists by the time they are signed to major labels, which helps explain why this effort appears so unified in production, composition, and delivery. Unlike many "break-out" records that can seem too eclectic or unfocused in this era, Martinez' eponymous release is clearly held together by the artist's raw talent: she is able to assemble a track list that is both fresh and diverse without ever seeming indulgent. "I Can Love" is the power rock anthem that Kelly Clarkson could dream of recording; "Let Go" is a ballad presented with a poignancy even P!nk would be jealous of, and the inclusion of tracks such as "Out of Control" and "Hold Me Darlin'" are the kind of lamented, adult contemporary tunes that beget authenticity and realism. When all is said and done, however, the jewel of this collection is "Come Along," her collaboration with mentor and former coach, Cee Lo Green. On this haunting, midtempo number, these powerhouse performers create a laborious love song as chilling as pop records get nowadays. It's rare to find a mainstream recording that brings female-empowering rock music to the masses, and yet somehow this release does so while feeling completely commercial in the best of ways. Vicci is utter proof that this woman is a star, one that beckons comparisons to Martinez and legends of rock such as Pat Benatar and Chrissie Hynde.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/05/2013
Label:
Republic
UPC:
0602527816296
catalogNumber:
001605902
Rank:
83555

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Vicci Martinez   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Jason Nevins   Drums,Keyboards
Max Martin   Piano,Keyboards
Bengt Lagerberg   Drums
Peter Svensson   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards
Kristian Lundin   Drums,Keyboards
Michael Ilbert   Organ,Piano,Keyboards
Jason Freese   Keyboards
Julian Bunetta   Guitar
Aaron Renner   Guitar
Eren Cannata   Guitar,Keyboards
Matt Blair   Guitar
Chris McDonald   Keyboards
Davin Givhan   Bass,Guitar

Technical Credits

Lauren Christy   Composer
Rod Cook   Composer
Graham Edwards   Composer
Jason Nevins   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Max Martin   Programming,Engineer,Vocal Engineer,Additional Production
Peter Svensson   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Whistle
Kristian Lundin   Composer,Programming,Producer,Vocal Engineer
Michael Ilbert   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Lynn M. Scott   Marketing
Joakim Berg   Composer
Scott Spock   Composer
Matrix   Producer,Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Tim Pagnotta   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Julian Bunetta   Composer
Aaron Renner   Engineer
Eren Cannata   Composer,Engineer
Vicci Martinez   Composer
Savan Kotecha   Composer
Ryan Smith   Composer
Shellback   Programming,Additional Production
Ryan Gillmor   Engineer
Chad Wolfinbarger   Composer
Miki Mulvehill Van Tyn   Management
Chris McDonald   Composer,Engineer
Beth Tallman   Management
Jeff Leonards   Composer
Brand Belskey   Programming
Johan Carlson   Composer
Erin Hirsch   Creative Consultant

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